It’s no secret that the Obama administration is in talks about a new requirement that all new cars and light trucks must get up to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025!
Your Dallas Fort Worth Buick GMC dealer, Freeman Grapevine agrees that more vehicles could stand getting updated to get better miles per gallon, but the requirement is so high that a lot of ‘automobiles’ will be lost if this ever gets passed without some type of major improvement in fuel consumption technology.
There are only a few vehicles on the road today that barely come close to meeting this miles per gallon amount. And you guessed it, they are hybrids and/or electric vehicles. But most Americans aren’t ready to take that plunge just yet, be it because they are too expensive, the selection of vehicles is too small or people just aren’t ready to give up their gas powered vehicles just yet.
Here’s a small expert from US Today:
The National Automobile Dealers Association, a powerful lobby in Washington, today says:
To reach a 56.2 miles-per-gallon (mpg) standard would mean a tremendous shift in the types of vehicles consumers buy. To meet that goal, 55 percent of market share would be hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles, according to the Center for Automotive Research. In 2010, hybrids and plug-ins together accounted for less than 2.5% of U.S. new auto sales. Overly-ambitious standards set 14 years in the future risk severe economic harm if consumer wants and needs are not met.
We are all for bettering the earth and making progress towards new and innovative ways to use fossil fuels more efficiently, however this new possible requirement would also hinder a lot of great vehicles. To generate power you need fuel, so some of the larger GMC trucks that are able to produce such high torque and massive amounts of power might be affected by this stipulation. However, the technology for increasing gas mileage already exists to an extent, but at this time is just too expensive to put into practice.
Since this news is pretty new, reports are saying that the amount of miles per gallon could change once more meetings are held. Tell Freeman Grapevine what you think about this possible requirement that all new cars must be able to get up to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025?